Seeking DIRECTOR for RUMORS by Neil Simon

SHOW DATES: MAY 10-12 & 17-19

AUDITIONS: LATE FEBRUARY ~ SET REHEARSALS: TUES/THURS, 7-9PM; SUN, 1-5PM

AUDITION, PERFORMANCE, & REHEARSAL LOCATION: JERUSALEM EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 4605 BELAIR RD, BALTIMORE

NON-UNION/NON-PAID

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND DETAILS, OR TO EXPRESS INTEREST,

EMAIL: JUSTOFFBROADWAYMD@GMAIL.COM

~ ALSO SEEKING A STAGE MANAGER ~

NEW AND EXPERIENCED DIRECTORS WELCOME TO CONTACT US – JUST BE WILLING AND OPEN TO COLLABORATION AND TEAMWORK!

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WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!

SYNOPSIS: At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

 

 

Cast Announced for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

 

We are beyond thrilled and excited to announce the cast of our Fall 2018 production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR that will be Co-Directed by founding Just Off Broadway members, Jason Crawford Samios-Uy and Patrick Jay Golden, with Music Direction by Patty Delisle, and Choreography by Katie Gerstmyer.

Jesus of Nazareth – LUIS MONTES

Judas Iscariot – JIM GEARHARDT

Mary Magdalene – JENNIFER LUTZ

King Herod – ATTICUS EMERSON

Caiaphas – CHRIS THOMAS

Peter – JEFF BAKER

Pontius Pilate – MIKE ZELLHOFER

Simon Zealotes – JOSH LEACH

Annas – DAVE GERSTMYER

High Priests – RANDALL NOPPINGER, LEE KNOX

Soul Girls – DARLENE GERSTMYER, TAMMY KASKEL, ELTON KNUPP, SARAH KREIGER, SARAH O’HARA, and LINDSAY WINTER

Apostles, Lepers, Merchants, Soldiers, Judas’ Tormentors, Ensemble – JIM DRIVER, TRACY DYE, ARWYN GOHL, JOYANNE GOHL, GRACE KASKEL, ALLIE KNUPP, JEANETTE RICHARDSON, NICK RUTH, TERRI SMYTH

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR will run October 12-14 & 19-21 at Just Off Broadway @ Epiphany, Epiphany Lutheran Church, 4301 Raspe Avenue, Baltimore, MD.

Friday and Saturday showtimes are 8:00pm and Sunday showtime is 3:00pm.

Tickets may be purchased at the door and online (coming soon).

 

Seeking Production and Stage Crew for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTSAR

Seeking newbies and experienced folks who enjoy being a part of the important backstage magic that brings a story to life onstage. All positions are strictly voluntary and Non-Union/Non-Paid but we can offer a great time, a great atmosphere, a smooth process, and great company! Here’s what we’re looking for:

Stage Manager (SM)* – To assist directors by taking blocking/music/general notes; be a liaison between cast and production team, when necessary; to be a point of contact for cast during rehearsals and performances; to assist with set up and breakdown of rehearsals and performances; to keep track of conflict calendar for cast. We are looking for experienced or new SMs and are willing to train, if necessary. Great experience for newbies!

Running Crew (Stage Hands)** – to help with construction (if needed) and moving of set pieces during transitions during performances. Attendance REQUIRED during Tech Week and Performances (October 7-11, October 12-14 & 19-21)

*Seeking folks 18yo or older for this position. If younger than 18yo, contact us for more opportunities or click HERE.

**Seeking folks 14yo and older for this position. Must have parent/guardian permission.

If you or anyone you know may be interested, please contact us at info@justoffbroadwaymd.com! We’re looking forward to hearing from you and working with you!

Seeking Director for Jesus Christ Superstar (Fall 2018)

Seeking a DIRECTOR for our Fall 2018 production of Jesus Christ Superstar!

Production dates are currently being confirmed but to give an idea: AUDITIONS will be in mid-July 2018 & PERFORMANCES and TECH WEEK will be in mid-October.

This position is strictly volunteer based. NON-UNION/NON-PAID.

All production (Auditions, Rehearsals, Performance) will take place at: Just Off Broadway @ Epiphany – Epiphany Lutheran Church, 4301 Raspe Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21206

REHEARSAL DAYS are set for Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9PM & Sundays, 1-5PM, starting in late July!

Whether you’re a veteran stage director or just starting out, we want to talk to you! We’re seeking a Director who is:

  • Familiar with piece
  • Has a clear, fresh vision that can be, but not necessarily limited to the traditional telling/setting
  • Not afraid to push the envelope
  • Can bring this piece to a new, modern audience while keeping the fans of bygone decades engaged
  • Able to bring his or her vision to the stage while still open to collaboration with JOB representatives and a production team, when needed
  • Able to work with a shoestring budget, but be resourceful enough to still mount a quality production

EVERYONE who is interested is encouraged to contact us! Everyone will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in or if you’d like more information, please contact us at justoffbroadwaymd@gmail.com or leave us a message on Facebook. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Fall 2018 Production: Jesus Christ Superstar

We are beyond ecstatic to announce our fall 2018 production will be none other than JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR from the award winning composer/lyricist duo, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR will run in October 2018 with auditions in July 2018. Keep a look out for audition and production information to be posted soon!

Production team to be announced!

Stay up to date by liking and following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and keep checking here on our page for more information as it becomes available!

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is a 1970 Broadway rock opera that tells the story of the last week of Jesus’ life through modern rock music and contemporary slang (for the 70s, anyway!). It is also unusual in its choice to tell most of the story through Judas Iscariot, the apostle who will eventually betray Jesus. (1)

This story will be familiar, in basic fact, to anyone with knowledge of western religion. Borrowing from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the musical tells the story of the last seven days of Jesus Christ’s life. As the show opens, apostle Judas Iscariot is growing concerned that Jesus’ followers will be perceived as a threat to the occupying Roman Empire. Indeed, priests Caiaphas, Annas and more gather and agree that Jesus and his movement must be crushed. An exalted Jesus arrives in Jerusalem only to find the temple filled with unsavory merchants and money lenders. Overrun by a flood of people needing his help, he tells them to heal themselves, and his confidante Mary Magdalene has to calm him down. Judas, fearing the movement is getting out of Jesus’ control, goes to the Romans and tells them Jesus will be in the Garden of Gethsemane the following night. He receives 30 pieces of silver as payment. At the Garden, Judas arrives with Roman soldiers and identifies Jesus by kissing him on the cheek. Jesus is arrested and sent to Caiaphas, then Pontius Pilate and finally King Herod, who condemns his to death on the cross. (2)

References: (1) study.com, (2) broadway.com

 

 

NEW YORK Cast Perspectives (Part II)

If you were around on September 11, 2001, chances are you were affected by the tragic events of the World Trade Center in New York City, The Pentagon in Washington, DC, and a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Our cast takes a moment to talk about their own, personal experiences on that fateful day.

NEW YORK Cast Perspectives

If you were around on September 11, 2001, chances are you were affected by the tragic events of the World Trade Center in New York City, The Pentagon in Washington, DC, and a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Our cast takes a moment to talk about their own, personal experiences on that fateful day.

Cast Perspectives (Part I)

Seeking Technical Team for NEW YORK

We’re currently seeking a LIGHTING DESIGNER, SOUND DESIGNER, and BOARD OPERATORS for our production of NEW YORK by David Rimmer. We’re always looking to work with new folks and if you’re looking to add to your theatre resume and work with a small but dedicated and fun group, contact us ASAP! Non-Union.

PERFORMANCE DATES:

May 11-13 & 18-20 (Two weekends)

TECH DATES:

May 5 – TECH SET UP / DRY TECH

May 6-10 – TECH REHEARSAL

LOCATION:

Just Off Broadway @ JELC

Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church

4605 Belair Road

Baltimore, MD 21206

For more information, or to inquire about the opportunity, please contact us HERE or send an email to info@justoffbroadwaymd.com (either click on the link to open your own email or copy and paste the address into your email). Please feel free to share this and pass this along if you know of anyone who might be interested! Hope to hear from you soon!

Cast Announcement for NEW YORK

Just Off Broadway is pleased to be presenting the Baltimore premiere of NEW YORK by David Rimmer, look into the aftermath of the attacks of September 11 and how folks dealt with the events, personally. Casting has been completed and rehearsals are underway for this production which will run at Just Off Broadway @ JELC (Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church) from May 11 – May 20.

The attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 affected people in very different ways. Still, nearly 17 years later, the images, sounds, and feelings are still pulling at many of us. NEW YORK depicts the reactions of 15 individuals to the events of that day as all the characters all speak to a central psychiatrist. Using a setting that immerses the audience completely, we hope to help in the healing process whether your just beginning the journey, are in the middle of it, or toward acceptance of what happened that fateful day.

David Rimmer, a Pulitzer Prize finalist author for Album, originally wrote New York to raise funds for volunteer psychiatrists dedicated to helping the overwhelming number of patients psychologically affected by 9/11.

NEW YORK is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Cast & Production

Teacher – Kate Forton

Doctor – Stephanie Shade

Fireman – Brad Angst

Pilot (Suzanne) – Crystal Sewell

Step-Daughter (Sarah) – Katarina Lezaja

Caregiver – Malissa Romero

Duff – Patrick Jay Golden

Newsgirl (Devon) – Tina James

Julia – Jenifer Hollett

Plane Guy – Tyler Simmons

Babysitter – Rachel Blizzard

Vigil (Steven) – Jason Crawford Samios-Uy

Detective (Tony) – Rob Wall

Mary – Andrea Bush

Stage Direction – Stacey Shade-Ware

 

Performance Dates & Times:

May 11, 12, 18, 19 at 8pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)

May 13 & 20 at 3pm (Doors open at 2:30pm)

Tickets:

Tickets available online and at the door.

Online Ticket Pricing:

Adults, $12.00; Children/Seniors*, $10.00

At-the-Door Ticket Pricing:

Adults, $14.00; Children/Seniors, $12.00

Military/Veterans/1st Responders/Law Enforcement/Fire Fighters**, $10.00

 

*Children 11yo and younger

**At-the-Door sales ONLY. Discount not available online. ID Required.